Dr. Craig Arntz, MD

Dr. Craig Arntz, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Craig Arntz, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in Renton, WA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University of Washington in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery.Read his story

4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 300

Renton, WA 98055

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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Asuris Northwest Health
  • Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC)
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Arntz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Arntz "Dr. Craig Arntz is a board certified orthopedic shoulder specialist with 20 years of experience treating problems that often require shoulder surgery, including rotator cuff tears, instability, fractures and shoulder arthritis. Dr. Arntz has advanced training in shoulder surgery with extensive experience in treating the most complex shoulder disorders. Additionally, Dr Arntz is a board-certified hand surgeon. Recognized in the Seattle and Renton community as a shoulder and upper extremity specialist, Dr. Arntz is proud to have had thousands of physician and patient referrals. A Seattle native, Dr. Arntz has co-authored several articles and book chapters about rotator cuff repair and shoulder arthritis reconstruction. Dr. Arntz has particular interest in arthroscopic shoulder repair, rotator cuff surgery and shoulder replacement surgery, including reverse shoulder replacement. Dr. Arntz uses advanced techniques to restore his patients' shoulder and hand comfort and function as quickly and safely as possible. He practices at Proliance Orthopedic Associates' Renton clinic. Outside of medicine, "Top Doc" Dr. Arntz enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys snow and water skiing, boating, biking, and travel. "


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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Arntz does not have any board certifications listed.

16  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis

9  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Seattle University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University of Washington
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • University of Washington
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University of Lund Hand Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University of Washington Shoulder Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Hand Surgery Fellowship
    Other Education | Completed 1989
  • Shoulder Fellowship
    Other Education | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Arntz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Arntz to family and friends
97 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (97)

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Dr. Arntz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (19)

This office blamed errors on the referring provider. I was referred to and scheduled with Dr. Arntz, I arrive on site for the appointment and despite the referring provider and insurance company repeatedly faxing information over they still could not locate it, then inform me that I’m not...more
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Like many health care groups, we often do not schedule patients to be initially evaluated by a surgeon because non-invasive treatment options may be available. If during this visit, the provider or the patient believe that the patient may benefit from surgical intervention, then an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon is made in a timely manner. Our referring family practice and primary care providers appreciate our conservative treatment of their patients.

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I would recommend Dr. Arntz to anyone who has to have Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery. This is a difficult surgery to recover from but Dr Arntz and his staff are there for you through the long road of recovery. He takes his time and answers all your questions, he really cares about you and your...more
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Dr Arntz was Great! This was one of the hardest surgeries I've ever had ( rotator cuff repair) and the recovery was very difficult but Dr Arntz and his staff was there for me the whole way. He took his time answering all my questions and was very patient with we through my healing process. One of...more
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Dr. Arntz is knowledgable and skilled at his craft.He obviously cares about me and takes the time to make sure I understand my situation.
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I enjoyed Dr. Arntz and his knowledge of my injury. He walked me through my options that ultimately lead me to surgery. His ability to put the body back together is awesome. After following the suggested routine of recovery, I am back to my old self again.
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